These are just a few questions that if go unanswered, can postpone your goal of becoming a successful published book author. Don't get seduced by the idea of publication and go into it blind. If you are not clear on who does what and where to begin from where you are presently you can stumble around naked without a clue to your vunlnerability.
The Naked Author - Exposing the Myths of Publishing is a handy desk reference for anyone who is seeking to take on the task of becoming a published author. Be it independent/self published of if your manuscript is accepted by a traditional publisher, you to educate yourself on who does what and where will you get the most help or direction from during your journey.
From career planing to book promoting, The Naked Author takes you through the steps of book publishing and promoting so you understand the industry, its responsibility to you; the author and your responsibility to your own success.
Ignorance is not bliss, but book sales can sure add a little sweetner to a writer's life.